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Developer Information
Name Ben
Location en-GB
User since March 15, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 5 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Slide Show Viewer Requires Restart

View images on your hard disk.

ssViewer is a slideshow viewer for images on your local storage. It allows you to navigate to any of your local folders and display each picture as a slideshow.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (11)
423 users

UK TV Guide and Search Requires Restart

A comprehensive, and up to date, Guide and Search for hundreds of UK TV channels based on data from

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (5)
81 users

Rotating Tiles Picture Puzzle Requires Restart

Select any picture from a web page, or your local storage, and see if you can reassemble the picture by rotating the tiles.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (3)
40 users

XMLTV Guide and Search Requires Restart

Import, View, and Search, XMLTV formatted files.

Not yet rated
38 users

UK TV, and Radio, Guide and Search Requires Restart

A comprehensive, and up to date, Guide and Search for hundreds of UK TV and Radio channels based on data from

See here: for news on the availability of the new data feed.

Not yet rated
17 users

My Reviews

MyIPCam for IP cameras

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I had a bit of a fight with this add-on. The local storage will not remember its settings across sessions if the user has Firefox set to make all cookies, session cookies (this affects local storage too) - the Privacy: Keep until I close Firefox, setting is the one.

I think you should be using: instead of localStorage in an add-on. This gives the storage more 'privilege' and it's a lot less vulnerable.

Besides which, this add-on is crippleware which I think should be made clearer.

ImageHost Grabber

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on that has recently hit a couple of speed-bumps... two things have happened.

1) The Host File Server has changed from: to:
2) With the automatic signing of AMO hosted add-ons (the .1-signed thing) the add-on was, in effect, reset to some really old version of hostf.xml

So, defunct Host File Server address and an old hostf.xml file. The solution is to manually change the Host File Server to the newer address. Under the ImageHost Grabber menu pick: 'Host File Editor' and click the: 'Modify hostf servers' button.

Use: 'Add Host File Server' to add:
Use: 'Delete Host File Server' to remove:
Click: 'Update File' to confirm the changes.
Exit the Host File Servers panel.
Finally, click: 'Update from online Host File' to get the latest hostf.xml file.

There is some discussion here:

There is a third thing. As these files are held within the add-on itself, making these changes 'breaks' the signing. So, at some point in the future the add-on will be flagged as being invalid. Only the add-on author will be able to fix this (and, indeed, will need to fix it for the add-on to work wherever it is hosted). The active versions of the two files: hostf_servers.xml, and hostf.xml, really need to be held inside the profile folder but outside of the add-on's extension folder.

There is some initial discussion of this here:

Firefox 2 theme for Firefox 4+

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank goodness this is back. Thank you.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.0).